M.Sc. On Campus

Human-Animal Interactions

University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

24 months
1452 EUR/year
726 EUR/year
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By providing students with theoretical and methodological expertise in the relevant fields of the humanities and natural sciences and by equipping them with the ability to critically reflect upon the knowledge they acquire, the Human-Animal Interactions program at University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna will improve interactions and relationships between humans and animals.


Key facts

The interdisciplinary approach to issues of high societal and ethical relevance is a novel challenge for all students.

Upon completion of the Human-Animal Interactions program at University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, graduates will be qualified for an academic career and for professional practice in socially relevant fields of human-animal interactions. The Master’s Programme aims to train experts who will be responsible for shaping human-animal interactions based on their scientific expertise while taking ethical guidelines into consideration.

Graduates will find opportunities in a number of fields:

  • Academic (scientific) careers in the life sciences, especially PhD positions
  • Managerial positions in institutions related to animal husbandry (zoos, game parks, pet shops, sanctuaries, animal shelters, animal hostels, institutions that house laboratory animals, animal breeding facilities)
  • Coaching for animal keepers, both private persons and persons attached to institutes
  • Managerial positions in companies offering products or services related to animals
  • Positions in authorities, agencies, commissions, counselling centres, animal-related organizations
  • Positions in various associations and societies
  • Trainers of animal trainers

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Animal Behaviour and Cognition
  • Comparative Medicine
  • Animal Husbandry and Welfare including Legal Framework of Human Animal Interactions
  • Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Animal Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants to the Interdisciplinary Master's Programme in Human-Animal Interactions are required to have a Bachelor Degree in related field with a minimum of 180 ECTS.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1452 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 726 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    726 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 363 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Vienna

861 - 1331 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Human-Animal Interactions
University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna


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